MEDOYEFF Vodka - an American/Russian Vodka - "Na zdorovje"


The practice of drinking vodka with mixers and ice is wholly western in origin.  There is no cocktail culture in Eastern Europe. They drink their Vodka straight and therefore look for natural flavor and mouth feel from the raw vodka.  It's with this in mind that Bull Run Distillery has created Medoyeff Vodka, the first Russian-American vodka.

Using what he learned from his visits to Russian and Ukrainian vodka distilleries years ago, their head distiller uses a combination of charcoal and limestone to slowly filtering every drop of Medoyeff. This process removes any impurities, while retaining the natural character of the spirit. In fact, the limestone actually imparts a subtle minerally character to the finish that adds to the overall taste and complexity of Medoyeff. The resulting spirit is so unmistakably Russian you're libel to shout "Na zdorovje" after just a sip.   

Tasting Notes
  • Sight: clear and viscous
  • Nose: clean, anise, herbal
  • Initial Palate: slight sweet and spicy
  • Mouth Feel: bright and bracing, full, weighty and lingering
  • Finishing Palate: mineral notes, needle, clean
How Best to Enjoy
  • Straight...as a perfect companion to food
  • With a citrus twist...we like grapefruit
  • In your favorite cocktail...try a classic
  • Always from the freezer...no matter how you drink it
Current Availability
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Washington State
  • Washington DC
                               MEDOYEFF VODKA

MEDOYEFF MULE (A wonderful version of the Moscow Mule)
Medoyeff_bottle.jpgThe Moscow Mule is responsible for kicking off the vodka craze in the United States during the 1950s, when Gin was the preferred white liquor. Mix vodka and lime juice in a pint mixing glass, ice, shake and strain over fresh ice in a tall glass or traditional copper mug and top with ginger beer.
  • 2 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 1 oz fresh limejuice
  • 3 oz ginger Beer (we like Cock n' Bull)
  • Garnish with a slice of lime

RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND (A Fabulous version of the Greyhound)
This grapefruit and vodka cocktail is an ideal choice for a summertime brunch. Serve in a tall glass with ice.
  • 2 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 4 oz fresh ruby grapefruit Juice
  • 2 dashes grapefruit or rhubarb bitters (Fee Brothers)
  • Garnish with a grapefruit twist

This one is bitter cold, but like the Siberian winter it's named for, it's also beautiful and long lasting as this is a slow-sipping cocktail. Build and stir with ice and strain into a martini glass.
  • 1 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Lemon twist for garnish

This one is bloody good, especially as a companion to a hardy breakfast. Mix all ingredients together in a tall glass with ice.
  • 2 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 4 oz extra spicy tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 oz plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp freshly grated onion
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 shakes of celery salt
  • Garnish with pickled green beans

Named for the number of ingredients, Cynar alone has thirteen, this cocktail is beautifully balanced and addictive.  
  • 3 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 1 oz Cynar Artichoke Bitters
  • 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Server over ice or shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit. 

The vodka verson on the gin based Negroni.  
  • 1 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Stir wtih ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Only the best Martini on the planet...at least that's what we think.  
  • 2.5 oz MEDOYEFF Vodka
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 3 Olives for garnish (Go ahead and make it dirty if that's how you roll.) 

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